KEC high efficiency cartridge


#1

I have read this DTIC report:

Technical Report ARAEW-TR-05004
ENHANCED PROPELLANT AND ALTERNATIVE CARTRIDGE CASE DESIGNS

dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD … tTRDoc.pdf

The subject of the report is: “The use of global enhanced propellants in the Global Manufacturing Solutions/Knox Engineering Company (KEC) high efficiency cartridge results in a 75% reduction in barrel heating, permitting the design of a significantly lighter barrel capable of sustaining the current firing schedule.”

Does anybody know this KEC high efficiency cartridge?

This is a photo from the report, comparing the KEC round with a standard 5.56 x 45.


#2

Knox Engineering Company, 2978 KNOX HIGHWAY 3
ALTONA, IL 61414 (309) 483-6268 is an Engineering Services Company. They won two DOD military contracts, one in 2003 for about $200,000 and one in 2004 for about $250,000. Your report was from 2005.No military contracts since so it looks like the project dead. There is no website for the company so they may be dead also!